Paladini Potpie

Adventures within The Crust!

Time Travel


Yesterday, Tuesday morning, my brother and his fiancée left the Philippines to come to the United States. They arrived in Los Angeles at 6 o’clock this morning. Tuesday. 

They left on Tuesday and arrived on Tuesday, after traveling 24 hours.

Did they lose a day or gain a day?

sundialTime is a man-made concept that measures the passing of our lives. In some ways it’s artificial, but it’s all we have. 

Sometimes I think of time as segments of eternity, but I know that’s not really accurate. It hurts my head to try to figure it out! 

Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us God has set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

In other words, we aren’t supposed to be able to figure it out. 

C.S. Lewis said, “The Present is the point at which time touches eternity.” So the important thing is to stop right now, at this Present Point, and look at your life in the context of Eternity. 

Remember, you must be present to win. 


Author: paladinipotpie

Welcome! My name is Andrena Paladini and this is a blog about family and love and faith and fun. I call it Paladini Potpie because a potpie is like an adventure in a crust. You never know what might come up, but it’s always going to be good! Think of the best potpie you’ve ever eaten…hot flaky crust holding a rich savory sauce and all kinds of pieces of meat and vegetables…and who knows what? As a family, we’ve chosen to live within the parameters of God’s love and protection. This is the crust of our Paladini Potpie. The crust never changes. Within this crust, the savory sauce of family love binds it all together. That is also fairly constant. But beyond the crust and the sauce we can add just about anything! Good ideas come our way and we’ve adopted and adapted them to add to what John calls our treasure box of memories. These stories and ideas from John’s treasure box of memories are the ingredients I’m putting into our Paladini Potpie. (Okay, so this ridiculous mixing of metaphors about treasure boxes and potpies is exactly what I’m talking about. Silly and ungrammatically correct. But both illustrations work… so we’ll mix them together and it’ll be just fine!) John and I have been married for 30 years. Our children have wonderfully doubled in number since David married Amanda, Monica married Dan, and Matthew married Sarah. And the newest little treats that have been added to our potpie are six adorable grandchildren - Ethan, Angelina, Nathan, Audrey, Maleia and Caleb! I hope you’ll subscribe to my Paladini Potpie blog, and keep up with all the fun new ingredients I add. Hopefully you’ll enjoy our stories and ideas, and find something you’ll want to put into your own potpie! Bon appétit!

5 thoughts on “Time Travel

  1. Beautiful thoughts. And a wonderful quote from C.S. Lewis I had not read before. Thank you!

  2. Thanks. One can always count on old C.S. to have just the perfect words, and you to dig them out and share them. I’m happy to be an official follower.

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